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Fast Fashion: The Podcast Experience from WhatRUWearing

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Feed your fashion fix with carefully curated convos that move from the catwalk into your headphones! Hosted by the irreverent, DePaul University Senior Mary Mel, Fast Fashion is not your mother’s podcast. Delivering content that resembles the group chats you have with your best friends, Fast Fashion is the go- to podcast for 20-somethings who want to be inspired, learn new tricks, and keep up with the latest trends across the fashion, beauty, and lifestyle industries. Tune in for bi-monthly convos featuring one-on-one chats about life, careers, and a little love with some kick-ass people you may not be exposed to otherwise. What better way to get your fashion fill without emptying your wallet?

Episodes

Fast Fashion: The Podcast Experience from WhatRUWearing, Tyler Lambert: Fashion Designer
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2017-09-22 13:31:00 UTC 00:30:00
Fast Fashion: The Podcast Experience from WhatRUWearing, Tyler Lambert: Fashion Designer

For this episode of FFP, we sat down with innovative and self-taught designer, Tyler Lambert, the man behind some of designs that the likes Kylie & Kendall Jenner can’t get enough of. Tyler dished on his thoughts regarding influencers asking for free clothes, the impact social media has on his brand, and how being a designer is a God given talent.

When we sat down, Tyler explored his feelings about his hometown of De Pere, Wisconsin, revealing where the inspiration for his designs and aesthetic stem from. Tyler had a childhood filled with creativity, inspired by the people of northeast Wisconsin. Taught by his mother, Tyler learned the basics of using a sewing machine at a young age. From there, his aspirations of becoming a designer led him to Chicago's School of the Art Institute of Chicago, eventually deciding to leave to do his thing.

Since leaving school and building his brand, his designs have been worn by the Jenner sisters and the beautiful Sofia Richie, and recently have been seen on Bella Thorne, Tana Mongeau, Nathalie Paris, and Bebe Rhexa. We had so much fun getting to know Tyler. If you don’t already follow him, follow Tyler on Instagram to be in the loop of all the dope celebrities wearing the shit out of his clothes, and check out designs that you can rock and purchase directly from his site.

Fast Fashion: The Podcast Experience from WhatRUWearing, Nathan Michael: Photographer & Social Media Genius
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2017-09-22 13:31:00 UTC 00:17:40
Fast Fashion: The Podcast Experience from WhatRUWearing, Nathan Michael: Photographer & Social Media Genius

This week, we caught up with independent photographer and founder of Low Res, Nathan Michael. We got to learn all about Nathan’s start in the photography industry, what drove him to build a business around his love for taking pictures and art in general, the impressive clients his company works with, and his thoughts on smart social media for brands as they grow.

Nathan shared a little about his personal life, and what being a small town boy raised in Saginaw, Texas, means to him. Before he settled in Chicago, Nathan was able to move around a lot. And we mean, A LOT. After successfully co-founding Popular Pays, Nathan realized that he missed creating and building a community around a brand. He went on to build what is now today, Low Res. Low Res (pronounced Low-REZ), serves as a visual content agency, event space, and hub for creative minded people.

Did we mention that Nathan has a podcast as well?! The Creative Muscle is a “podcast for the creative in all of us”, with episodes that debunk the myth that creativity is just for artists.

Follow Nathan and his brand, Low Res, on Instagram and [Facebook5 to get and stay inspired around your art and what you love creating.

Fast Fashion: The Podcast Experience from WhatRUWearing, Sheila Rashid: Fashion Designer
00:16:15
2017-09-22 13:31:00 UTC 00:16:15
Fast Fashion: The Podcast Experience from WhatRUWearing, Sheila Rashid: Fashion Designer

Welcome to season 4 of Fast Fashion: The Podcast from WhatRUWearing! To kick it all off, we interviewed 29-year old designer Sheila Rashid – who, most famously, is the creative brain behind those cute as hell overalls that are now synonomous with Chance the Rapper’s overall brand! (See what we did there?!?) We all saw the video of Beyonce touching them while giving him a hug back stage at the VMA’s last year. And we can guarantee you that we freaked out just as much as he did! And as if that wasn’t enough, Sheila Rashid has the likes of Zendaya, Mick Jenkins, and many more wearing the shit out of her designs.

When we had the privilege of sitting down with this amazing chic a couple of weeks ago, we talked about her roots in the design industry, Chicago’s DOPE fashion scene, and her love for street wear and denim. Her designs have evolved immensely since she decided to leave Columbia University before graduating, taking her own path while using Chicago as her inspiration, and incorporating an “androgynous” aesthetic into her unisex clothing brand. Sheila told us what makes her brand unique and how hand-made clothing goes a long way to keep a brand exclusive, organic, and authentic.

Make sure to check out Sheila’s famous designs on her website, and follow her on Instagram & Twitter. She is literally blowing up and we feel so lucky to now be able to call her a friend. And, if you want to dig even deeper into who she is and her inspiration, check out her feature on MILK.XYZ’s Gender Diaries where she discusses her relationship with gender and how it intersects with her relationship with the fashion industry.

Fast Fashion 3 Episode 8: Solo Sam, Rapper + Artist
00:20:38
2017-09-22 13:31:00 UTC 00:20:38
Fast Fashion 3 Episode 8: Solo Sam, Rapper + Artist

In our season finale of Fast Fashion, we catch up with hip hop artist Solo Sam. Solo Sam is a unique MC with an awesome retro vibe, but music wasn't always on his agenda. The 21-year-old was originally on his university's football team. Due to an injury he was forced to be off the field, which lead him to his new career. Solo tells us how he stands out in city full of music, how he came up with the name of his upcoming album "Egocentrism," and gives us a sneak peek of one of his favorite songs. The refreshing artist is the perfect example of how things can fall flawlessly into place, even when they seem to not go our way.

Fast Fashion 3 Episode 7: Bebe Jones, Fashion Consultant & Journalist
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2017-09-22 13:31:00 UTC 00:21:04
Fast Fashion 3 Episode 7: Bebe Jones, Fashion Consultant & Journalist

If you don't know BeBe Jones, she's definitely one that should be on your fashion radar in Chicago. Recently, we spent time with her in the studio and fell in love immediately. She is a true lover of fashion with the most positive, and infectious personality.

During our convo, we learned about her family values, how she combined her two loves (journalism + fashion) to start her company.

Want to know how NYFW influenced the name of her company and how the 'Ah-ha' moment in her journal lead to an opportunity with NIKE Chicago.

Be sure to check out her website and follow her on Instagram for 'All-Things Stylish' from designers and stylists to featured Style Mavens and fellow bloggers.

Fast Fashion 3 Episode 6: Alyse Young, Fashion Designer
00:16:36
2017-09-22 13:31:00 UTC 00:16:36
Fast Fashion 3 Episode 6: Alyse Young, Fashion Designer

In this week's episode, we meet Alyse Young. Alyse is a fashion designer who started designing prom dresses a few years ago, went to London to study design and fell in love with the idea of designing a full line. And today, she launches her debut line, London Alyse, on her e-commerce platform for young, professional women who don't want to sacrifice color and their unique sense of style just because they are heading to the office.

We learn what inspired her the most when coming up with concepts and color patterns for her first line, how she manages the design and production process and the marketing approach she uses to reach the woman she wants in her clothes. Hint: Bad Ass Chics Only!

Fast Fashion 3 Episode 5: Marisa Buchheit, Ms. Illinois/Singer
00:18:53
2017-09-22 13:31:00 UTC 00:18:53
Fast Fashion 3 Episode 5: Marisa Buchheit, Ms. Illinois/Singer

This week we talk to the 2014 Ms. Illinois about her pageant career, how she got started and what she is doing now. She went from being the shiest girl in the room to standing on stage, competing against other ladies and becoming a professional opera singer- but most importantly, not taking herself too seriously!

Marisa expresses her love for the purity of her genre and why she thinks it will never die out- and she sold us! For news on shows to catch Marisa in and to stay caught up on what she doing, make sure to check her out here and follow her socially, here.

Fast Fashion 3 Episode 4: Tripp Heavy, Rapper/Producer/Artist
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2017-09-22 13:31:00 UTC 00:17:11
Fast Fashion 3 Episode 4: Tripp Heavy, Rapper/Producer/Artist

In the latest episode of Fast Fashion, we dive into a whole new category of guests to introduce everyone to one of our favorite underground Chicago rappers, Tripp Heavy. After Mary Mel gushes about how and when she found him on SoundCloud, we get inside the artists mind about where his inspiration comes from, where he wants to take his career, how Chance the Rapper changed the independent game and the mark he wants to leave on the world. We even get him to flow live for us.

Tripp's album comes out this summer and we can't wait to play it on repeat. Make sure to stay on top of it all by following him and his music!

Fast Fashion 3 Episode 3: Katy Lynch, Entrepreneur/Founder of Codeverse
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2017-09-22 13:31:00 UTC 00:22:46
Fast Fashion 3 Episode 3: Katy Lynch, Entrepreneur/Founder of Codeverse

This week we publish our conversation with the beautiful Katy Lynch. Investor. Entrepreneur. Self Exclaimed Super Hero. We sat down with her a few weeks before she launched her newest venture, Codeverse, to talk all things business, female empowerment, and how we can all be prepared for the future.

She gives us all the feels as she tells us her feelings on starting businesses, what kids should be studying in school today and how she came up with her new venture, Codeverse, the world's first fully interactive coding school and educational tech platform that teaches kids to code.

Trust us, if you ever had the thought to start your own business, you will be 100% ready after listening to our conversation with Katy. Make sure to keep up with her on LinkedIn and Instagram for all the things she is up to now, and in the future.

Fast Fashion 3 Episode 2: Alexandra Moresco, Entertainment Publicist/Founder of A. Moresco PR
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2017-09-22 13:31:00 UTC 00:18:54
Fast Fashion 3 Episode 2: Alexandra Moresco, Entertainment Publicist/Founder of A. Moresco PR

In our latest episode, we get to chat with PR Girl, Alexandra Moresco, a true star girl. Started her own PR Agency before finishing undergrad, managing clients and grad school, meeting with LA producers, planning her wedding and learning how to manage her recently diagnosed Lyme Disease is just some of the things Alex is up to lately. In this chat, we learn how it all came to be and what some of her future aspirations are.

For a peek into the creative side of Alex's life, make sure to check out Al+Lex For more information on Alex's PR Agency and her professional world, check out A Moresco PR And to follow Alex on Instagram, you know what to do.

Fast Fashion 3 Episode 1: Candid Conversations
00:16:06
2017-09-22 13:31:00 UTC 00:16:06
Fast Fashion 3 Episode 1: Candid Conversations

In the opener to season 3, loyal listeners get introduced to our new host, Mary Mel and new comers get accepted into the WhatRUWearing Girl Gang with a group chat featuring Farissa Knox, the founder of WhatRUWearing and Athena, songstress and bestie to Mary. The ladies candidly talk Instagram behavior and relationship problems with a nice surprise at the end.

To get hooked on WhatRUWearing, make sure to check out our site! Make sure to follow Athena here to peep her style and keep up with her music career.

Fast Fashion 2 Episode 7: Katie Schuppler, Style Consultant & Contributor
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2017-09-22 13:31:00 UTC 00:15:19
Fast Fashion 2 Episode 7: Katie Schuppler, Style Consultant & Contributor

Fast Fashion 2 Episode 6: Whitney Middleton- Stylist & Creative Director
00:16:30
2017-09-22 13:31:00 UTC 00:16:30
Fast Fashion 2 Episode 6: Whitney Middleton- Stylist & Creative Director

Fast Fashion 2 Episode 5: Blake Von D- Social Influencer & Style Icon
00:22:20
2017-09-22 13:31:00 UTC 00:22:20
Fast Fashion 2 Episode 5: Blake Von D- Social Influencer & Style Icon

Fast Fashion 2 BONUS EP: WhatRUWearing Group Chat 1
00:19:24
2017-09-22 13:31:00 UTC 00:19:24
Fast Fashion 2 BONUS EP: WhatRUWearing Group Chat 1

Fast Fashion 2 Episode 4: Alyssa Doorhy- Owner of CoChic Stying
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2017-09-22 13:31:00 UTC 00:19:18
Fast Fashion 2 Episode 4: Alyssa Doorhy- Owner of CoChic Stying

Fast Fashion 2 Episode 3: Jacki Debb- Fashion Stylist & Owner of Jax & Debb Boutique
00:17:02
2017-09-22 13:31:00 UTC 00:17:02
Fast Fashion 2 Episode 3: Jacki Debb- Fashion Stylist & Owner of Jax & Debb Boutique

Fast Fashion 2 Episode 2: Lily Duevel- Founder of Ladder PR & AdoptedSTYLE
00:15:57
2017-09-22 13:31:00 UTC 00:15:57
Fast Fashion 2 Episode 2: Lily Duevel- Founder of Ladder PR & AdoptedSTYLE

Fast Fashion 2 Episode 1: Kristine Steiner- Fashion Illustrator
00:13:21
2017-09-22 13:31:00 UTC 00:13:21
Fast Fashion 2 Episode 1: Kristine Steiner- Fashion Illustrator

Fast Fashion Episode 10: Farissa Knox- Founder of RLM Media & WhatRUWearing
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2017-09-22 13:31:00 UTC 00:24:52
Fast Fashion Episode 10: Farissa Knox- Founder of RLM Media & WhatRUWearing

Fast Fashion Episode 9: Kathy Ruda- Digital Marketer at Nike Chicago
00:25:09
2017-09-22 13:31:00 UTC 00:25:09
Fast Fashion Episode 9: Kathy Ruda- Digital Marketer at Nike Chicago

Fast Fashion Episode 8: Lauren Gilliam, PR Manager at WhatRUWearing
00:20:47
2017-09-22 13:31:00 UTC 00:20:47
Fast Fashion Episode 8: Lauren Gilliam, PR Manager at WhatRUWearing

Fast Fashion Episode 7: Emily Cleary, Marketing Manager for Entertainment Cruises Chicago
00:16:21
2017-09-22 13:31:00 UTC 00:16:21
Fast Fashion Episode 7: Emily Cleary, Marketing Manager for Entertainment Cruises Chicago

Fast Fashion Episode 6: Classic. City. Chic (Chicago Fashion Blog from Sydney & Maya)
00:15:56
2017-09-22 13:31:00 UTC 00:15:56
Fast Fashion Episode 6: Classic. City. Chic (Chicago Fashion Blog from Sydney & Maya)

Fast Fashion Episode 5: Vinova Deniz (@SeeYouAtBrunch)
00:21:34
2017-09-22 13:31:00 UTC 00:21:34
Fast Fashion Episode 5: Vinova Deniz (@SeeYouAtBrunch)

Fast Fashion Episode 4: Nicholas Butts (Jr. Agent at 10 MGMT, Intern at Modern Luxury, & Senior at Columbia College)
00:21:57
2017-09-22 13:31:00 UTC 00:21:57
Fast Fashion Episode 4: Nicholas Butts (Jr. Agent at 10 MGMT, Intern at Modern Luxury, & Senior at Columbia College)

Fast Fashion Episode 3: Kristi Pawlowicz, Owner of Fashion Boutique, 522 Envy
00:20:56
2017-09-22 13:31:00 UTC 00:20:56
Fast Fashion Episode 3: Kristi Pawlowicz, Owner of Fashion Boutique, 522 Envy

Fast Fashion Episode 2: The Legal Side of Fashion
00:17:14
2017-09-22 13:31:00 UTC 00:17:14
Fast Fashion Episode 2: The Legal Side of Fashion

Fast Fashion- Episode 1 Laura Kujawa, Curator for Gilt City
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2017-09-22 13:31:00 UTC 00:16:31
Fast Fashion- Episode 1 Laura Kujawa, Curator for Gilt City

We all know Gilt City. With locations in Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C. it’s literally impossible not to know about the exciting and one-of-a-kind offers suggested by the network. Whether you’re looking for location specific restaurants, shopping, spas, salons, events and even fitness – the team at Gilt City has you covered! But how do they find these fabulous suggestions? Look no further than the curators. In Chicago, Laura Kujawa, Gilt City’s senior curator, is responsible for making you fall in love with some of your favorite spots. So how did she get there? Host Meghan McAllister of Lincoln Park Minute asked just that amongst a number of other questions about Laura’s love of fashion and the best items she’s ever splurged on, in addition to a few that she wouldn’t necessarily drop major coins on. You’ll definitely want to take notes on this one.

Links from this episode: https://www.giltcity.com/chicago